Turkish exports up 1.5 percent in October

Turkish exports in October 2013 increased 1.5 percent and hit $11.865 billion.

Turkish exports up 1.5 percent in October

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) announced on Friday that Turkish exports increased 1.5 percent in October to hit 11.865 billion dollars, compared to the same month last year. 

Exports figure, covering the period between January-October, deceased 0.2 percent to 124.357 billion dollars compared to January-October 2012. 

"Turkey's imports in the last 12 months reached 150.716 billion dollars, increasing 1.7 percent," TIM said. 

Turkish exports increased 11.1 percent in September 2013 and hit 12.55 billion dollars compared to the same month in 2012. 

EU recovery process has positive effect on Turkish economy  

Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan evaluated Turkey's latest export figures, announced today by TIM. 

Caglayan said Turkish exports to the EU increased 4.3 percent in October 2013 compared to October 2012, and hit 5.226 billion dollars. 

"The recovery process of the EU economy will have a positive effect on Turkish exports," said Caglayan. 

Noting that Turkey exported to 218 different countries and customs zones in October 2013, Caglayan added, "Turkey's 17 provinces have made over 100 million dollar exports." 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Kasım 2013, 14:00